Welcome to “Scribbling in the Sand”



My name is Rick Conti.

Welcome to my blog, which also serves as a platform for my writing.

For the full story (pun intended) click on the “About” button at the top of this page and read all about it, as the Newsies would say.

Or click on the “Blog” option above and go right to my blog to read my fiction, my reviews, and my general rants about nothing in particular and everything in general. I’ve also written several books. Read on to learn more about them…

ASLcoverMy first novel is “A Slippery Land”. It follows the perilous life of a Haitian girl who survives the 2010 earthquake but loses her family.


“A Song in the Storm” is my second book. It was inspired by actual events, about a young woman who emigrates from Italy to the US to marry a man she’s never met.


Both of these novels are appropriate for adult and young adult readers.


I also have a four-book series called “The Endless Cycle”. Although it is aimed primarily at middle grade readers, it can be enjoyed by younger children and by adults. It follows the adventures of a young boy on a bike, searching for his forgotten identity.

The books are “Breakaway”, “Blowout”, “Slipstream”, and “Endgame”. They are all available now, along with my other writing.


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“The Little Red Boat Came Back” is a children’s picture book set in Haiti, originally included as part of my book, “A Slippery Land”. It’s illustrated by a good friend and great artist, Taylor Dueker.





“Only Love Can Break Your Leg” is a romantic comedy novel for all adult and young adult readers.



Click on any of the images above to visit their respective pages on Amazon, where you can buy them in either paperback or Kindle eBook. Or you can visit my Amazon author page where all my books are listed.

I hope you have a chance to check out my writing, whether in blog or book. I’d love to get your feedback.

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4 thoughts on “Welcome to “Scribbling in the Sand”

  1. I just finished reading A Slippery Land and absolutely loved it! My younger daughter adopted mirror-identical-twin girls from an orphanage in Haiti when they were about 3 years old. They are 15 years old now.. beautiful girls. I think they model in my mind a vision of Fania! Do you by chance live in Chelmsford, MA? We have a Jave Room here.

    • Thank you for your kind and affirming words. Glad to hear about your daughter’s girls. If I may say so, Fania is a good role model for any young woman!

      Yes, I’m in Chelmsford and we’re talking about the very same Java Room. Great location for writing and fine jazz, too. 🙂

      Thanx again for your comments, Barbara. God bless.

  2. Hi Rick. I enjoyed A Song in the Storm very much and related to the Italian culture. I wanted to be sitting at the dining room table with the characters enjoying a sumptuous, authentic Italian meal. Bravo!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Joyce. The big family meal scene is the one people seem to enjoy the most. But is it the writing or the food?! 🙂 Regardless, it captures, albeit in a very exaggerated manner, large gatherings in my family.
      It was good to meet you at the authors event. All the best with your writing!

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